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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 24, 2009 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

I'm still waiting for some 1969 and 1970 full show releases, a woefully neglected period official release-wise. As for "great months", and May '77 is undeniably one, what about April 69, April and May 1970, July 1970, or maybe a complete Orpheum show from July '76? I am still hoping for a 1970 Fillmore West release too. I have enough 1977. The $18 price for this '77 release IS nice though. I might buy this one.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 24, 2009 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Lookit--If they produced cleaned-up, enhanced, perfect-sounding boards of shows in 1977, I'd by nearly every damn one. It's my understanding that the Hartford show will be even better to listen to than the circulating Betty Board. Hell, I'll pay the $17 just for the cover art and to acknowledge what they did in that year, especially that month.

Bottom line--it's a great fucking show. I've NEVER been disappointed with a single 1977 release, whether from Dicks Picks or DL series or the Rhino stuff. And I'm very glad this is the full show they're releasing. My only gripe would be there are no bonus trax w/the purchase...but you'll never hear me gripe about an offical release from the band's best year.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Feb 24, 2009 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford '77!!

Hi grendel,

Quickly - 1st set solid from start to finish, but the 2nd set is not a strong one imo (for the year). S&D into an average Jed to start is disappointing, and the Playin and NFA are both below average for the year. The Estimated is fun with a few mini-jams, the Terrapin is special, as all May versions are, and the NFA segue into Wharf Rat is cool, but I'm left looking for more here.

I'm a big fan of the Mosque show, and I like 5/26 as well. I would have preferred a Road Trips.

PS - don't forget to check out the 4/23 matrix.

This post was modified by Death&Mercy on 2009-02-25 00:07:54